Photo credit: Catalunya Singapore

Whether you don’t want to spend a cent, or don’t mind splurging on a few drinks, here are our vantage spots for a few magical minutes of crackling lights.


The fireworks view from Orgo, on the low rooftop of Esplanade, is beautifully framed by Marina Bay Sands to the left and Marina Bay buildings on the right. Perfect for shutterbugs, or just toasting with cocktails in hand.

Address: #04-01 Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, 8 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 63369366

Merlion Park / One Fullerton

For that extra bit of national pride why not watch the festivities beside Singapore’s iconic tourism mascot–the Merlion. Many of the restaurants along One Fullerton also offer an unimpeded view, but it’s best to make reservations in advance.

Address: 1 Fullerton Road

The Promontory @ Marina Bay

Park yourself here for the festive (read: crowded) atmosphere. Be prepared to come early as it’s one of the most popular free spots for excellent views of the fireworks.

Address: 11 Marina Boulevard

Marina Barrage/Bay East Garden

Though further away, the rooftop of the Marina Barrage is a prime viewing platform for the public. Should the garden be filled to capacity, head next door to the Bay East Garden. Though lacking in elevation, your view remains unobstructed.

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive


This posh Spanish restaurant located in a glass encased dome above the waters of Marina Bay, is an excellent place to bring your other half. They have a special offer in celebration of our national day–for just $28 nett on 9 August, you can gain entry to Catalunya Bar with one free house pour. (Pre-sale tickets can be bought via email to

Address: The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6534 0886